Essentials of Demonology. A Study of Jewish and Christian Doctrine. Its Origin and Development. Demonology, Edward LANGTON, C. Ryder Smith.

Essentials of Demonology. A Study of Jewish and Christian Doctrine. Its Origin and Development.

London: Epworth Press, 1949. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Octavo. xxii + 234pp. Red cloth with gilt titling to spine; b&w frontispiece, b&w illustrations, bibliography, indices. Langton examines the history, origin and function of demonology in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Chapter headings: Ancient Semitic Demonology; The Demonology of the Old Testament and Its Expansion in Rabbinic Literature; The Relation of Jewish to Persian Conceptions; The Relation of Jewish to Greek Conceptions; The Teaching of Jewish Apocryphal and Apocalyptic Literature; The Teaching of the New Testament; and Summary of Conclusions. Extreme lower edge of upper board faded, lower corners and lower spine lightly bruised and chafed, page edges darkened and foxed, a few creased page corners & edges. Still a tight bright and unmarked VG+ copy in VG dust jacket. (Dust jacket spine darkened, all edges lightly rubbed and creased with some light chipping and short tears at spine ends and edges, not clipped. Dust jacket now protected in mylar cover). Item #64524

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